CN104797153B - Comprise the footwear uppers of the knitting member with jacket portions and medial side portion - Google Patents

Comprise the footwear uppers of the knitting member with jacket portions and medial side portion Download PDF

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CN104797153B
CN104797153B CN201380060093.0A CN201380060093A CN104797153B CN 104797153 B CN104797153 B CN 104797153B CN 201380060093 A CN201380060093 A CN 201380060093A CN 104797153 B CN104797153 B CN 104797153B
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Abstract

Article of footwear can include the knitting member formed by integral weaving structure.Knitting member includes jacket portions and medial side portion.Jacket portions has hollow structure, and its (a) forms the cavity for accommodating foot that ankle opening and (b) extend to define in footwear between the heel region of footwear and footwear forward region in the heel region of footwear.Medial side portion has elongated configuration, and its (a) extends through at least some of of the length in the Xie Hou district of vamp, and (b) includes two braids being adjacent to place each other.

Description

Comprise the footwear uppers of the knitting member with jacket portions and medial side portion

Technical field

The present invention relates to the footwear footwear of a kind of knitting member comprising and there is jacket portions and medial side portion Face.

Background technology

Conventional article of footwear generallys include two main elements, vamp and footwear sole construction.Vamp is fixed The cavity for cosily and securely accommodating foot to footwear sole construction and the inside forming footwear. Footwear sole construction is fixed to the lower area of vamp, thus is positioned between vamp and ground.Such as, exist In sport footwear, footwear sole construction can include midsole and footwear outer bottom.Midsole generally includes is expert at Walk, run and weaken during other ambulatory activitieses ground reaction force to reduce the pressure on foot and leg The polymer foams of power.Additionally, midsole can include fluid-filled chamber, plate, adjuster Or other weaken power further, improve stability or affect the element of foot movement.Footwear outer bottom is fixed To the lower surface of midsole and provide durable and wear-resisting by such as rubber of footwear sole construction The ground engaging portions that material is formed.Footwear sole construction may also include in being positioned at cavity and is close to foot Lower surface location is to strengthen the shoe-pad of footwear comfortableness.

Vamp generally on the instep area of foot and tiptoe district, along the medial surface of foot and outside Face, below foot and around foot heel area extend.At such as basketball footwear and the one of boots class In a little article of footwear, vamp can extend to provide support or protection to ankle up and around ankle. Generally, the entrance of the cavity within vamp is entered by the ankle opening offer in the heel region of footwear. Lace system is typically incorporated in vamp to regulate the well-formedness of vamp, thus allows foot to enter vamp Interior cavity and the cavity in vamp remove.Lace system also allows for wearer and changes certain of vamp A little sizes, specific is to enclose length, to adapt to have various sizes of foot.Additionally, vamp can include Under lace system, extend to strengthen the flap of the controllability of footwear, and vamp can to comprise heel steady Determine device to limit the movement of heel.

Multiple material element (such as, fabric, foam of polymers, polymer sheet, leather, synthesis skin Leather) it is routinely used for manufacturing vamp.Such as, in sport footwear, vamp can have multiple layer, Each layer includes the material elements of multiple connection respectively.As example, material elements can be chosen so as to Give the zones of different stretch-resistance of vamp, wearability, flexibility, gas permeability, compressibility, comfortableness And hygroscopicity.In order to give vamp zones of different different qualities, material elements is typically cut into expectation Shape and then generally link together stitchedly or adhesively to combine.Additionally, material elements leads to Often connect with laminar configuration to give same area multifrequency nature.Along with the material elements being incorporated in vamp Number and type increase, and transport, store, cut and time that connecting material element is relevant and expense With being likely to increase.When number and the type increase of the material elements being incorporated in vamp, carry out Self cleavage Also higher degree it is accumulate to the waste material of sewing process.Additionally, there is the material elements of greater number Vamp may be more difficult to recycle than the vamp formed by less type sum purpose material elements.Cause This, by reducing the number of the material elements used in vamp, it is possible to reduce waste material, improve life simultaneously Produce efficiency and the recyclability of vamp.

Summary of the invention

Article of footwear is to have vamp and be fixed to the footwear sole construction of vamp in following discloses.The volume of vamp Knit parts to be formed by integral weaving structure, and include jacket portions (sock portion) and tongue portion Point.Jacket portions has hollow structure, and its (a) forms ankle opening in the heel region of footwear, and And (b) extend to define between the heel region of footwear and footwear forward region in footwear for accommodating foot The cavity in portion.Medial side portion has elongated configuration, and its (a) extends through the length in the Xie Hou district of vamp At least some of and (b) include two braids being adjacent to place each other.

In one embodiment, in described braid can be against institute in described Xie Hou district State jacket portions.

In one embodiment, in described medial side portion may be located at described cavity.

In one embodiment, the first end of described medial side portion can be with described jacket portions one Rise and formed by integral weaving structure, and the second end of described medial side portion can be seamed to described Jacket portions, described first end can be relative with described second end.

In one embodiment, the perimeter region of (a) described braid can be connected to each other, and And the center of (b) described braid can be the most unconnected.

In one embodiment, described vamp can include coating member, and described coating member is permissible A () is between described heel region and described footwear forward region and (b) is at described Xie Hou district and described footwear Extending between bottom structure, described knitting member can be at least partially situated in described coating member.

In one embodiment, described coating member can be fixed to described knitting member.

In one embodiment, described knitting member can be removable in described coating member 's.

In one embodiment, to expose during described coating member can be not present in described Xie Hou district The region being positioned in described Xie Hou district of described jacket portions.

In one embodiment, shoestring can extend through described Xie Hou district and can cover described Extend between the relative sidepiece of cover.

In one embodiment, described vamp may include that (a) extend through described Xie Hou district and Multiple tension cotton ropes in the region between described footwear sole construction and (b) are attached to described tension cotton rope also And repeat to extend through the shoestring in described Xie Hou district.

Article of footwear can also have knitting member and coating member.Knitting member (a) is at the footwear of footwear With in district formed ankle opening, and (b) extend between the heel region of footwear and footwear forward region with Define the cavity for accommodating foot in footwear.The major part of knitting member is by the first braid shape Becoming, but a part for knitting member is positioned in the Xie Hou district of vamp, the Xie Hou district of this vamp has bag Include the first braid, the second braid and the layer structure of the 3rd braid.First braid, second Each in braid and the 3rd braid is formed by integral weaving structure.Coating member is fixed to footwear Bottom structure and extension between Xie Hou district and footwear sole construction, knitting member is at least partially situated at covering In parts.

In one embodiment, described coating member can be fixed to described knitting member.

In one embodiment, described knitting member can be removable in described coating member 's.

In one embodiment, described second braid and described 3rd braid may be located at described In cavity.

In one embodiment, described first braid can be the jacket portions of described knitting member And can have hollow structure.

In one embodiment, described second braid and described 3rd braid can be described volumes Knit the medial side portion of parts and can have at least of the length extending through described Xie Hou district The elongated configuration divided.

In one embodiment, described second braid may be located at described first braid and described Between 3rd braid, and can every against in described first braid and described 3rd braid One.

In one embodiment, (a) described second braid and the perimeter region of described 3rd braid Can be connected to each other, and (b) described second braid and the center of described 3rd braid District can be the most unconnected.

In one embodiment, during the region of described coating member can be not present in described Xie Hou district To expose the region being positioned in described Xie Hou district of described first braid.

A kind of knitting member, it is formed by integral weaving structure and is included jacket portions and tongue portion Point, described jacket portions has hollow structure, and it forms ankle opening and defines for accommodating foot Cavity, and described medial side portion has elongated configuration, and it extends through the length of described jacket portions Degree at least some of and include two braids being adjacent to place each other.

In one embodiment, in described braid can be against described jacket portions.

In one embodiment, in described medial side portion may be located at described cavity.

In one embodiment, the first end of described medial side portion can be with described jacket portions one Rise and formed by integral weaving structure, and the second end of described medial side portion can be seamed to described Jacket portions, described first end can be relative with described second end.

In one embodiment, the perimeter region of (a) described braid can be connected to each other, and And the center of (b) described braid can be the most unconnected.

A kind of method for manufacturing article of footwear can include by braided sheath and be positioned at sheath And the generally same layer extended of at least some of two extended along the length of sheath, utilizes circle Compile technique and form knitting member.Additionally, knitting member is merged in the vamp of article of footwear.

In one embodiment, the step utilizing described circle to compile technique can include described jacket-shaped Become and there is hollow structure.

In one embodiment, the step that described knitting member is incorporated to can be included that (a) is by described Sheath is positioned to the footwear forward region from described article of footwear and extends to heel region, and (b) is by described The length in two Xie Hou districts being generally positioned to extend through described vamp with the floor extended is at least A part.

A kind of method for manufacturing article of footwear, described method includes:

Braiding includes the knitting member of jacket portions and medial side portion, and described jacket portions has hollow knot Structure, and described medial side portion includes stretching out from described jacket portions and being positioned at described sheath Two braids in part;And

Described knitting member is incorporated in the vamp of described article of footwear, described jacket portions be positioned to from The footwear forward region of described article of footwear extends to heel region, and described medial side portion is positioned to extend through Cross length at least some of in the Xie Hou district of described vamp.

In one embodiment, the step of braiding can include utilizing circle to compile technique.

In one embodiment, the step of braiding can be included in described jacket portions formation hole, And the step being incorporated to can include the ankle opening positioning described hole to form described vamp.

In one embodiment, the step of braiding can include that (a) is by said two braid shape Become the most each other with extending, and the perimeter region of said two braid is connected to each other by (b).

In one embodiment, the step being incorporated to can include being connected in institute described knitting member The coating member extended between Shu Xiehou district and described footwear sole construction.

It is intended to particularly point out benefit and the novelty of the aspect characterizing the present invention in the following claims Feature.But, in order to obtain these benefits and the understanding of the raising of novel features, refer to retouch The following descriptive content stated and illustrate the various configurations relevant with the present invention and concept and accompanying drawing.

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When read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, foregoing general description and described in detail below will be better understood when.

Fig. 1 is the lateral side view of article of footwear.

Fig. 2 is the medial side view of article of footwear.

Fig. 3 is the top view of article of footwear.

Fig. 4 A-4C is the sectional view of the article of footwear defined by hatching 4A-4C in figure 3.

Fig. 5 is the exploded lateral face view of article of footwear.

Fig. 6 is the perspective view of the knitting member of a part for the vamp forming article of footwear.

Fig. 7 is corresponding with Fig. 6 and shows the perspective view of interior section of knitting member.

Fig. 8 is the lateral side view of knitting member.

Fig. 9 is corresponding with Fig. 8 and shows the lateral side view of interior section of knitting member.

Figure 10 is the medial side view of knitting member.

Figure 11 A-11D is the section view of the knitting member defined by hatching 11A-11D in the figure 7 Figure.

Figure 12 A-12C is corresponding with Fig. 1 and depicts the outside of other configuration of article of footwear Face view.

Figure 13 A-13D is corresponding with Fig. 8 and depicts the outside of other configuration of knitting member Face view.

Figure 14 A-14F is corresponding with Figure 11 D and depicts the cuing open of other configuration of knitting member View.

Figure 15 A-15D is corresponding with Figure 11 C and depicts the cuing open of other configuration of knitting member View.

Detailed description of the invention

Discussion below and accompanying drawing disclose relate to knitting member and knitting member manufacture multiple generally Read.Although disclosing knitting member with reference to having the article of footwear being suitable for running the configuration with basketball, But the concept relevant to knitting member can apply to far-ranging athletic footwear styles, including example As spike, football boot (football shoes), golf shoes, climbing boot and boots, skiing and Skis boots, Association football footwear (soccer shoes), tennis shoes, trainer shoe and walking shoes.With volume The concept knitting parts relevant can also be used together with the footwear types being typically considered non-athletic, bag Include formal dress footwear, loafers, sandals and brogan.Therefore, multiple footwear types and configuration can wrap Containing concept discussed herein.

General footwear configuration

In figs. 1-5, article of footwear 100 is depicted as including footwear sole construction 110 and vamp 120. Footwear sole construction 110 is positioned at below the foot of wearer and supports the foot of wearer, and vamp 120 Comfortable and firm covering is provided for foot.In this regard, foot can be positioned at footwear In face 120 so that foot be effectively fixed in footwear 100 in or otherwise make foot and footwear 100 Associating.Additionally, footwear sole construction 110 is fixed to the lower area of vamp 120 and on foot and ground Between extend such as to weaken ground reaction force (that is, buffering foot), provide attachment frictional force, Improve stability and affect foot movement.

For the purpose of reference, footwear 100 can be divided into three approximate region: footwear forward region 101, Footwear middle region 102 and heel region 103.Footwear forward region 101 generally includes corresponding to of footwear 100 The toe of foot and the part in joint that metatarsal is connected with phalanx.Footwear middle region 102 is generally wrapped Include the part of the arch area corresponding to foot of footwear 100.Heel region 103 substantially corresponds to foot The rear portion including calcaneum in portion.Footwear 100 also include lateral surface 104 and medial surface 105, outward Side 104 and medial surface 105 extend through each in district 101-103 and corresponding to footwear 100 Relative side.More particularly, lateral surface 104 (i.e. deviates from another corresponding to the exterior lateral area of foot The surface of one foot), and medial surface 105 is (i.e. sufficient towards another corresponding to the inside region of foot The surface in portion).District 101-103 and side 104-105 is not intended to divide the precise region of footwear 100. But, district 101-103 and side 104-105 be intended to the general areas representing footwear 100 with help with Under discussion.In addition to footwear 100, district 101-103 and side 104-105 is also applied to footwear Bottom structure 110, vamp 120 and discrete component thereof.

The main element of footwear sole construction 110 is midsole 111 and footwear outer bottom 112.Midsole 111 It is fixed to the lower surface of vamp 120 and (such as, can be gathered by compressible polymer foam element Carbamate or ethylvinylacetate foam (ethylvinylacetate foam)) formed, this can The polymer foam element of compression is worked as during walking, running or other Ambulatory Activities on foot and ground Between weaken ground reaction force (, it is provided that buffering) when being compressed.In other configuration, footwear End interlayer 111 can comprise further abated effect power, improve stability or affect foot movement plate, Adjuster, fluid-filled chamber, durable component (lasting element) or motion control members, or footwear End interlayer 111 can mainly be formed by fluid-filled chamber.Footwear outer bottom 112 is fixed to midsole 111 Lower surface and can by have texture with give attachment frictional force wear-resisting elastomeric material be formed. Additionally, footwear sole construction 110 can include being positioned at vamp 120 and being positioned in the lower surface of foot Lower section extends the shoe-pad of the comfort level to improve footwear 100.Although this structure for footwear sole construction 110 Type provides the example of footwear sole construction that may be used for being connected with vamp 120, but can also utilize use In footwear sole construction 110 other routines multiple and unconventional configuration.Therefore, footwear sole construction 110 Or the feature of any footwear sole construction being used together with vamp 120 can change considerably.

Vamp 120 define in footwear 100 for accommodating relative to footwear sole construction 110 and fixing foot Cavity 121.Cavity 121 is shaped to accommodate foot.Therefore, it is positioned at cavity 121 when foot Time, the vamp 120 lateral surface along foot, the medial surface along foot, on foot, around Heel and extension under foot.Collar 122 is positioned at least in heel region 103 and form offer The ankle opening 123 of the entrance of cavity 121 is entered to foot.When foot is positioned at cavity 121, Collar 122 and ankle opening 123 extend around ankle or otherwise surround ankle.Vamp 120 Also having the lace system in the Xie Hou district 124 being positioned at vamp 120, this lace system is predominantly located at footwear In middle region 102 and corresponding with the instep area of foot or upper surface.Lace system includes shoestring 125, Shoestring 125 (a) extends through each hole 126 in vamp 120, and (b) repeats to extend across Xie Hou district 124.Lace system contributes to making vamp 120 fasten around foot and unclamp vamp 120 Part is to allow foot entrance cavity 121 and to remove from cavity 121.Alternative as hole 126 Case, lace system can include that other shoestrings receive element, such as, D ring, hook or various looper Tension cotton rope.The other configuration of vamp 120 can also include following in one or more of: (a) For improving the heel counter of stability in heel region 103, by wear-resisting in (b) footwear forward region 101 The toe-cap protection department (toe guard) that material is formed, and (c) logo, trade mark and there is operation instruction Label with material information.Therefore, vamp 120 can comprise except discussed herein and in the accompanying drawings Various features outside the feature of display and element and element.

The major part of vamp 120 is formed by knitting member 130 and coating member 140.Knitting member 130 There is braiding structure, and by braiding process by integral weaving structure (that is, as one-piece member) Formed.When being merged in vamp 120, knitting member 130 extends through in the 101-103 of region Each and between side 104 and side 105 extend.Although being mainly located in vamp 120, But being partially exposed in district 124, heel region 103 and Xie Hou of knitting member 130.Except forming footwear Neck 122 and ankle opening 123, knitting member 130 defines cavity 121 largely or entirely.Just In this point, it is positioned at the foot in cavity 121 (or covering the socks of foot) and knit unit will be contacted Part 130 and against knitting member 130.Coating member 140 be fixed to footwear sole construction 110 and It is positioned at the outside of knitting member 130, thus covers the regional of knitting member 130.Work as covering part When part 140 is incorporated in footwear 100, it is each that coating member 140 extends through in the 101-103 of region Individual, extend between side 104 and side 105, and at knitting member 130 and footwear sole construction 110 Between extend.That is, a part for coating member 140 can be in Xie Hou district 124 with make vamp 120 solid Determine to extend between the region of footwear sole construction 110.Although the structure of coating member 140 can be significantly Change, but coating member 140 can be by such as by sewing up or combining the multiple material elements connected (such as, fabric, foam of polymers, polymer sheet, leather, synthetic leather) is formed.Additionally, Coating member 140 can have the layer structure including multiple overlapped material elements.

Knitting member 130 is separable and can remove from the remainder of footwear 100, as Fig. 5 describes.That is, knitting member 130 is unsecured to other parts of vamp 120, and can Repeatedly to be removed and to be inserted into from coating member 140 coating member 140.In order to by footwear 100 Being placed on foot, first knitting member 130 can be placed on foot by wearer, and then will foot Portion and knitting member 130 are positioned in coating member 140.Selectively, wearer can first by Knitting member 130 is placed in coating member 140, and then foot is positioned knitting member 130 In.Although parts 130 and 140 are separable, but in some configurations of footwear 100, compile Knit parts 130 and can be fixed (such as, by stitching, deadlocked combination, thermal) to vamp 120 Other parts or coating member 140.

Vamp 120 includes outer surface 127 and relative inner surface 128.Outer surface 127 is footwear 100 The part of outer surface, and mainly by both knitting member 130 and coating member 140 shape Become.Knitting member 130 is exposed in district 124, heel region 103 and Xie Hou, thus forms these regions The part of outer surface 127.Similarly, coating member 140 forms Xie Hou district 124 and footwear sole construction The part of the outer surface 127 between 110.Outer surface 127 is by knitting member 130 and coating member 140 In each be collectively forming, and knitting member 130 forms inner surface 128 largely or entirely, Inner surface 128 also defines a part for cavity 121.In this regard, knitting member 130 it is positioned at Interior foot will contact the part of inner surface 128.

The advantage of knitting member 130 includes tensile properties and recovery characteristics, and the foot-suitability that improves and Comfortableness.When being positioned in cavity 121 by foot, collar 122 can stretch to allow foot to wear Cross ankle opening 123 and enter cavity 121.Along with foot goes successively in vamp 120, knitting member The part being positioned in Xie Hou district 124 of 130 can also stretch to allow foot completely into cavity 121. Except stretching, knitting member can recover or shrink to be fixed in vamp 120 by foot.Particularly Ground, collar 122 can be recovered to extend firmly around ankle, and other of knitting member 130 Part can recover to pull coating member 140 against foot, thus is received around foot by vamp 120 Tightly.The various features including material and braiding structure of knitting member 130 can be in order to give knit unit The specific tensile properties of part 130 and recovery characteristics.That is, stretch and the degree recovered can be designed into In knitting member 130.As a result, knitting member 130 can be designed as improving the whole of footwear 100 The mode of body foot-suitability extends around ankle and is tightened up around foot by vamp 120.Additionally, braiding Parts 130 can be designed with other floor or liner part in Xie Hou district 124 so that foot and shoestring 125 separate and buffer foot.Additionally, knitting member 130 against foot and improves footwear 100 Overall comfort.

Knitting member configuration

In Fig. 6-11D, knitting member 130 individually described and with its remaining parts of footwear 100 Separate.Although will be discussed in more detail below for manufacturing the braiding process of knitting member 130, But knitting member 130 is formed by least one yarn, (such as, this at least one yarn is manipulated by Use braider) to form the multiple intermeshing ring defining multiple line and stringer.That is, braiding Parts 130 have the structure of braided fabric.Additionally, knitting member 130 is formed by integral weaving structure. As used herein, when being formed as one-piece member by braiding process, knitting member is (such as, Knitting member 130) it is defined as being formed by " integral weaving structure ".That is, braiding process is generally The various features of formation knitting member 130 and structure are without the most other manufacturing step or mistake Journey.(such as, the braiding although the part of knitting member 130 can be connected to each other after braiding process The edge of parts 130 is joined together), but knitting member 130 keeps by integral weaving structure Formed, because it is formed as single-piece knitting element.Additionally, when increasing it after braiding process His element (such as, stabilizer, stretching limit element, tape, aesthetic features, logo, trade mark and Label) time, knitting member 130 keeps being formed by integral weaving structure.

Although the configuration of knitting member 130 can change considerably, but knitting member 130 is retouched It is depicted as including jacket portions 131 and medial side portion 132.Jacket portions 131 has the general structure of socks Type, and therefore, formed for accommodating the general cylindrical of foot and the structure of hollow.Medial side portion 132 are positioned at jacket portions 131, and have the major part along the length of jacket portions 131 and prolong The elongate structure stretched.When jacket portions 131 is incorporated in footwear 100, this jacket portions 131 is formed Collar 122, define ankle opening 123 and run through footwear 100 length and width extend.Flap Part 132 be positioned at Huo Xiehou district of Xie Hou district 124 124 at least some of in, and extend through footwear Huo Xiehou district of larynx district 124 124 at least some of.Additionally, medial side portion 132 is positioned in foot And extend so that foot separates with shoestring 125 and buffers foot between shoestring 125.

Jacket portions 131 generallys include collar district 151, foot district 152 and toe region 153.Collar District 151 forms the opening of the entrance providing the inside entering knitting member 130.In this regard, Collar district 151 forms collar 122 and the ankle opening 123 defining in footwear 100.Although collar District 151 is depicted as having two-layer configuration, but the part in collar district 151 can also be by single braiding Layer is formed.Foot district 152 forms the major part of jacket portions 131 and provides foot to be located therein The general cylindrical of jacket portions 131 and the structure of hollow.Toe region 153 is relative with collar district 151 Ground positions and is formed the closed end of the toe accommodating wearer of jacket portions 131.Beg for based on this Opinion, and as noted above, jacket portions 131 has the general configuration of socks and can have The general configuration of multiple regular sock.That is, jacket portions 131 can comprise generally at expection covering foot The various features utilized in the socks in portion and braiding structure.In view of the uniqueness for knitting member 130 Purposes, jacket portions 131 can also comprise and is different from regular sock those structures various found Unconventional structure.

Medial side portion 132 extends longitudinally through foot district 152 and is fixed to the relative of foot district 152 Side.More particularly, the collar end 154 of medial side portion 132 adjoins collar district 151 and is fixed to sheath Part 131, and the relative toe-cap end 155 of medial side portion 132 adjoins toe region 153 and fixes To jacket portions 131.Although the region between end 154 and 155 can be fixed to jacket portions 131, But this region is depicted as being unfixed.As discussed in more detail below, medial side portion 132 Can be formed by integral weaving structure together with jacket portions 131.In this regard, end 154 With 155 in one or two can be formed by integral weaving structure together with jacket portions 131.But It is that, in the illustrative configuration described in the accompanying drawings, toe-cap end 155 is connected to suturing part 133 Jacket portions 131, however collar end 154 together with jacket portions 131 by integral weaving structure shape Become.

Although medial side portion 132 can be formed by woven material, but medial side portion 132 is retouched It is depicted as including generally with the first braid 156 and the second braid 157 extended and lean on each other. First braid 156 is also against jacket portions 131.Braid 156 and 157 is during braiding Formed and be connected to each other by braiding process, thus being formed by integral weaving structure.Although braid 156 and 157 particular locations connected can change, but the edge of braid 156 and 157 District and perimeter region are described as being connected to each other, but the center of braid 156 and 157 is described as It is not connected to each other.Therefore, it practice, braid 156 and 157 is the braided material layer separated, but It is to connect at its periphery.Connect braid 156 and 157 advantage relate to after braiding process with And the phase contraposition of braid 156 and 157 is kept when knitting member 130 or footwear 100 just put on Put.But in other configurations of knitting member 130, the perimeter region of braid 156 and 157 is permissible It is unconnected or can be to connect both perimeter region and center.

Knitting member 130 is formed by integral weaving structure, but knitting member 130 can include footwear Head end 155 is connected to the suturing part 133 of jacket portions 131.In the use discussed in further detail below Each during the braiding of knitting member 130, in jacket portions 131 and medial side portion 132 It is formed and is joined together.More particularly, collar end 154 is connected to by this braiding process Jacket portions 131.Once braiding process completes, then toe-cap end 155 suturing part 133 is connected To jacket portions 131.In other configuration, toe-cap end 155 can be connected to by braiding process Jacket portions 131, and suturing part 133 can be positioned at collar end 154.At compilation process In, it can also be possible for connecting both ends 154 and 155, thus eliminates suturing part 133 Need.

The advantage forming the medial side portion 132 including both braids 156 and 157 relates to providing foot And the other separation between shoestring 125 and buffering.When being incorporated in footwear 100, braid 156 And be positioned at both 157 between foot and shoestring 125.Additionally, a part for jacket portions 131 is also Extend between foot and shoestring 125.Therefore, it practice, in Xie Hou district 124 three floor braiding material Foot is separated by material with shoestring 125, but other parts of knitting member (such as, jacket portions 131) Can have the simple layer being separately from other sections of foot Yu vamp 120.Each in braid Give the protection buffering to a certain degree that foot affects from shoestring 125.But, in combination, three Braid provides bigger separation and buffering, thus improves the overall comfort of footwear 100.One In a little configurations, it is three or more that medial side portion 132 can only include that a braid maybe can include Individual braid.In other configurations, it is possible to use foamed material or other elements provide foot and footwear With the further separation between 125 and buffering.

Knitting member 130 can by each given in jacket portions 131 and medial side portion 132 altogether Formed with the single type yarn of characteristic.But, in order to change the characteristic of knitting member 130, different Yarn may be used in the zones of different of knitting member 130.That is, part 131 and 132 or part 131 With the zones of different of 132 can be formed so that spy between the region of knitting member 130 by different yarns Property different.Additionally, knitting member 130 region can be by the first kind giving first group of characteristic The combination of type yarn or yarn is formed, and another region of knitting member 130 can be by giving second The Second Type yarn of group characteristic or the combination of yarn are formed.Therefore, by for knitting member 130 Zones of different selects specific yarn, and characteristic can run through knitting member 130 and change.Yarn can be passed through The selection of line and the example of characteristic that changes include color, pattern, gloss, draftability, restorative, Softness (loft), feel, hygroscopicity, biodegradability, mar proof, durability and heat pass The property led.It is also to be noted that two or more yarns can be applied in combination in order to from two kinds The characteristic of yarn, such as when yarn is plaiting (plated) or forms different line in same area Time.

Particular type yarn will depend on forming yarn with giving the characteristic part in the region of knitting member 130 Various silks in line and the material of fiber.Such as, cotton offer soft feel, natural aesthetic feeling and biological fall Solution ability.Elastic fibers (elastane) and stretched polyester each provide substantial amounts of draftability and restorative, Stretched polyester also provides for recyclability.Staple fibre provides high gloss and hygroscopicity.Except heat insulation Outside characteristic and biodegradability, wool also provides for high hygroscopicity.Nylon is durable, wear-resistant And there is relatively high intensity.Polyester is the hydrophobic material also providing for relatively high durability.Bag Yarn containing thermoplastic the region of knitting member 130 can also be allowed to be melted by applying heat or Stabilisation.Except material, select other aspects of the yarn for knitting member 130 can affect spy Property.Such as, the yarn forming knitting member 130 can be monofilament yarn or polyfilament yarn.Yarn is also The silk of the separation that each free different materials formed can be included.Additionally, yarn can include each freedom two Plant or the silk of more kinds of different materials formation, such as, have and have core/sheath geometry or by different materials shape The bi-component yarn of the silk of the two halves become.Distortion in various degree and curling and different danier (denier) characteristic of knitting member 130 can also be affected.Therefore, material and the yarn of yarn are formed Other aspects of line can be chosen so as to give multiple spy to the separate region of knitting member 130 Property.

Except being selected for the type of the yarn of knitting member 130, the braiding in knitting member 130 Structure gives specific characteristic.As described, the major part of knitting member 130 is formed with altogether Same or single braiding structure, it is relatively not have veined and can be referred to as tubulose volume Fabric (tubular knit) or latitude flat sennit fabric (plain knit).But, in other configuration, Knitting member 130 can have ribbed knitting structure (rib knit structure) or netted braiding structure (mesh knit structure), or knitting member 130 can have mixed weaving structure, many of Type braiding structure is used in a region.In order to change the characteristic of knitting member 130, different volumes Knit in the zones of different that structure may be used for knitting member 130.That is, part 131 and 132 or part The zones of different of 131 and 132 can be formed by different braiding structures so that the region of knitting member 130 Between characteristic different.Additionally, knitting member 130 region can be by giving first group of characteristic The first braiding structure or the combination of braiding structure formed, and another region of knitting member 130 Can be formed by the combination of the second braiding structure or braiding structure that give second group of characteristic.Therefore, logical Crossing the zones of different for knitting member 130 and select specific braiding structure, characteristic can run through knit unit Part 130 changes.Pattern, gloss can be included by the example of the characteristic that selection yarn changes, draw Stretching property, restorative, softness, feel, hygroscopicity, mar proof, durability and heat conductivity.

Can be by selecting the yarn class utilized in the region of knitting member 130 or knitting member 130 Type and braiding structure change characteristic further.By by polytype yarn and multiple braiding structure group Closing, other property combination can be endowed knitting member 130.Such as, first kind yarn and One braiding structure may be used in a region of knitting member 130 to provide one group of characteristic, and Two type yams and the second braiding structure may be used in the zones of different of knitting member 130 to provide not Characteristic with group.As example, jacket portions 131 can comprise the yarn types giving high stretch And braiding structure, and medial side portion 132 can comprise the yarn class giving softness and low draftability Type and braiding structure.In view of the two-layer configuration in collar district 151, it is durable that outer layer can comprise imparting Property and the yarn types of wearability and braiding structure, and internal layer can comprise imparting draftability and recovery The yarn types of property and braiding structure.It addition, the some parts in foot district 152 can have with relatively The ribbed knitting structure of high Denier yarns, and other parts in foot district 152 can have with The flat braiding structure of latitude of relatively low Denier yarns.The part of jacket portions 131 can also comprise dependence hair Spy is with yarn types and the braiding structure walking moisture from foot strip.Therefore, for knitting member 130 The yarn types of each regional choice particular combination and braiding structure allow each region to have spy The beneficial characteristics of fixed combination.

The advantage of footwear 100 relates to the knitting member 130 separability from the remainder of footwear 100. Different Individual has different foot and a ratio, and about footwear multiple in terms of different partially Good.Therefore, each individuality can select to be most suitable for the structure of the knitting member 130 of its ratio and preference Type.Additionally, individuality can be based on footwear 100 it is contemplated that the intended activity of during this period dress, with one Individual knitting member 130 substitutes another knitting member 130.The ability changing knitting member 130 is the most fair Being permitted footwear 100 and have various aesthetic feeling, this depends on which knitting member 130 is worn.Therefore, footwear The knitting member 130 that the various aspects of class 100 can depend on being used together with footwear 100 specific Configuration and change.

Although separability gives multiple advantage, but inseparable configuration also has multiple advantage. Such as, knitting member 130 provides and leans against the most seamless surface on foot, thus improves footwear The comfort level of class 100.Additionally, the use of knitting member 130 improves the efficiency manufacturing footwear 100 And reduce the number of the element of the separation that must connect in making vamp 120.

Based on described above, a part for vamp 120 comprises the knit unit formed by integral weaving structure Part 130.Knitting member 130 can include both jacket portions 131 and medial side portion 132.Sheath Part 131 has the structure of substantial cylindrical and hollow, and it forms ankle opening 123, in district 101 And extend between 103 to define cavity 121.Medial side portion 132 has elongated configuration, and its (a) prolongs Extend through length at least some of in Xie Hou district 124, and (b) includes neighbouring leaning on each other Two braids 156 and 157.In braid 156 and 157 one can also be in Xie Hou district 124 In against jacket portions 131.In view of this structure, the major part of knitting member 130 is by jacket portions 131 are formed, and jacket portions 131 is typically single braid.But, in Xie Hou district 124, footwear Face 120 has each included in the braid of jacket portions 131 and braid 156 and 157 Layer structure.Additionally, each and three braids in part 131 and 132 are by integral weaving Structure is formed.

Other configuration

Discussed above and the footwear 100 described in the accompanying drawings and knitting member 130 configuration provides About footwear 100 and an example of the structure of knitting member 130.In other configuration, footwear 100 and the big measure feature of knitting member 130 can change considerably.For example, referring to Figure 12 A, The cotton rope 161 of multiple loopers forms shoestring and receives element and substitute hole 126.The cotton rope 161 of looper Upwardly extend and formed, from the lower area of vamp 120, the ring that shoestring 125 extends through.About class The other information of the structure being similar to the cotton rope 161 of looper can be in U.S. Patent Application No. Finding in 13/529, No. 381, this patent application submits to United States Patent (USP) business on June 21st, 2012 Mark office, and entitled " Footwear Incorporating Looped Tensile Strand Elements (comprising the footwear of the tension cotton rope element of looper) ", this application is totally integrating herein by quoting. Although knitting member 130 can be separable and interchangeable, but Figure 12 B depicts suturing part Knitting member 130 is connected to the configuration of coating member 140 by 162.Although footwear 100 can have The configuration of running shoe, but another configuration of footwear 100 is depicted as having basketball shoes in fig. 12 c Configuration.

Except the change in other regions of footwear 100, the big measure feature of knitting member 130 can phase When the earth change.With reference to Figure 13 A, knitting member 130 includes ribbed knitting structure.More particularly, The upper surface in foot district 152 the most all there is ribbed knitting structure.Additionally, foot district 152 A part corresponding to the position of the arch of foot with foot of lower surface there is ribbed knitting structure.With other Braiding structure is compared, and ribbed knitting structure can be in order to give knitting member 130 obvious draftability. In another configuration described in Figure 13 B, the side district in foot district 152 has netted braiding structure, This netted braiding structure forms multiple hole or hole in knitting member 130.Another of netted braiding structure Advantage relates to gas permeability.Although medial side portion 132 may be located in jacket portions 131, but Figure 13 is C Depict the configuration that medial side portion 132 is positioned at the outside of jacket portions 131.

In some variations, the ratio of knitting member 130 can change.As example, Figure 13 D will Collar district 151 is depicted as having bigger height, and it will cover the more of the ankle of wearer.With reference to figure 14A, medial side portion 132 presents the length of the minimizing that will extend through less Xie Hou district 124. Figure 15 A depicts medial side portion 132 and has the configuration of bigger width.Similarly, medial side portion 132 Width be also bigger in Figure 15 B and extend to the side district of jacket portions 131.As separately Outer modification, the second braid 157 is depicted as the thickness with increase by Figure 15 C, and it can pass through Change braiding structure or yarn types is formed.

Other aspects a large amount of of knitting member 130 can also change.With reference to Figure 14 B, toe-cap end 155 Be seamed to jacket portions 131, and collar end 154 together with jacket portions 131 by integral weaving Structure is formed.In Figure 14 C, both ends 154 and 155 together with jacket portions 131 by entirety Braiding structure is formed.In order to provide the more buffering between foot and shoestring 125 and separate, permissible The thickness of in increase braid 156 and 157, as in figure 15 c.As other example, Figure 14 D depicts the foam element 162 between braid 156 and 157, and Figure 15 D will Medial side portion 132 is depicted as having other braid 163.With reference to Figure 14 E, medial side portion 132 It is formed with the configuration of interval insulant (spacer material), wherein drop-wise yarn (drop yarn) Extend to provide buffering between jacket portions 131 and medial side portion 132.As last example, Figure 14 F depicts wherein medial side portion 132 and is positioned under foot extension and can provide and be similar to The configuration of the buffering of shoe-pad.

Braiding process

Braiding process can be in order to form knitting member 130 and described above for knitting member 130 Various features in many or all.It should be noted, however, that weaving process can also be in order to Formed and there is the many in the discussed above various features of knitting member 130 or whole fabrics Element.Although the braiding process forming knitting member 130 can perform by hand, but multiple braiding The business manufacture of parts 130 will generally be performed by braider.Generally, braiding relates to forming a yarn Or the line of the intermeshing ring of multiple yarn and stringer.In process of production, braider can be by Program and become the configuration of knitting member 130 being mechanically operated by one or more yarn.That is, knit unit Part 130 can be by being mechanically operated by one or more yarn to form the shape with knitting member 130 The single-piece fabric component of shape and feature is formed.In this regard, knitting member can utilize volume Loom is formed by integral weaving structure.

Although knitting member 130 can be by multiple different braiding processes and use multiple different braiding Machine is formed, but circle is compiled (circular knitting) (that is, use circular knitting machine) and had and make braiding Parts 130 are formed as having manifold ability discussed above.Generally, justify volume relate to formed many Individual line and stringer.As example, line is to extend entirely around jacket portions 131 and extend through Cross the circular row of the ring of medial side portion 132 width.Stringer is perpendicular to line and extends and from (a) footwear Consular district 151 extends to toe region 153 and (b) and extends to toe-cap end 155 from collar end 154 The row of ring.Although common or conventional round volume process can in order to form knitting member 130, but The specific example of the braiding process being available with includes that the widest pipe circle compiles (wide tube circular Knitting), narrow pipe circle compiles (narrow tube circular knitting), narrow pipe circle compiles jacquard weave (narrow Tube circular knit jacquard), one side braiding circle compile jacquard weave (single knit circular knit Jacquard), double knitting circle compiles jacquard weave (double knit circular knit jacquard), warp knit carries Flower (warp knit jacquard) and horizontal volume (flat knitting).

Braiding process for form knitting member 130 be will be discussed in greater detail now.As noted above, Jacket portions 131 has the general configuration of socks.That is, jacket portions 131 may be embodied in intention and covers The various features generally utilized in the socks of lid foot and braiding structure.Therefore, jacket portions 131 is formed Braiding procedure division be well-known in braiding field.But, compared with conventional socks, Knitting member 130 includes medial side portion 132.In order to medial side portion 132 is compiled with jacket portions 131 Being woven in together, braiding process substantially can be carried out as following: starting, braider is knitted to form collar The circular line of the first of the part in district 151, and be transferred to run through braiding by this first circular line The remainder of process keeps the dials of this first circular line.Form the kind of the part in collar district 151 Plant other circular lines can also be formed.When opanken tongue portion 132, braider can back and forth be transported Dynamic to form each in braid 156 and 157.Once move back and forth and formed flap Part 132, then braider can continuously form one or more of part forming collar district 151 In circular line additionally, and these other circular lines one can be maintained on dials The first circular line connect.At this moment, part and the medial side portion 132 in collar district 151 are formed, and And braiding process can continuously form the remainder of jacket portions 131 in a well-known manner.Cause This, it practice, the braiding process for knitting member 130 with the conventional process being used for being formed socks is Similar, but include that other reciprocating motion step is to form medial side portion 132.

Many aspects of braiding process discussed above can be held by using conventional circular knitting machine OK.But, in order to facilitate the some parts of braiding process, circular knitting machine can be modified to raise The dials of the first line of formation in knitting member 130 is kept with reducing.Furthermore, it is possible to utilize blowing Device is to ensure that knitting member 130 keeps being properly positioned in circular knitting machine during braiding.

Based on described above, circular knitting process forms knitting member 130.Once braiding process completes, During then knitting member 130 can be incorporated to vamp 120.More particularly, knitting member 130 is positioned at and covers In cover 140 and extend to heel region 103 from footwear forward region 101.Additionally, knitting member 130 It is oriented so that medial side portion 132 orientates at least of the length extending through Xie Hou district 124 as Point.In knitting member is fixed to the configuration of coating member 140, stitching, deadlocked combination or thermojunction Conjunction can be used.

Above and disclosing the present invention with reference to various configurations in the accompanying drawings.But, disclosure service Purpose is to provide various features related to the present invention and the example of concept rather than limits the present invention Scope.Those skilled in the relevant art are it will be appreciated that can make multiple to configuration described above Change and modifications, without departing from the scope of the present invention defined by appended claim.

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1. an article of footwear, described article of footwear has vamp and is fixed to the sole of described vamp Structure, described vamp includes the knitting member formed by integral weaving structure, and described knitting member Including jacket portions and medial side portion, described jacket portions has hollow structure and a toe region, described in Hollow structure (a) forms ankle opening and (b) at described footwear in the heel region of described footwear The sky for accommodating foot defining in described footwear is extended between described heel region and footwear forward region Chamber, described knitting member only has the first braid, and described medial side portion tool in described toe region Have elongated configuration, its (a) extend through at least some of of the length in the Xie Hou district of described vamp and B () includes the second braid and the 3rd braid being adjacent to place each other, described second braid Only extend in described Xie Hou district with described 3rd braid.
2. article of footwear as claimed in claim 1, wherein said second braid and the described 3rd In braid one in described Xie Hou district against described jacket portions.
3. article of footwear as claimed in claim 1, wherein said medial side portion is positioned at described cavity In.
4. article of footwear as claimed in claim 1, the first end of wherein said medial side portion and institute State jacket portions to be formed by integral weaving structure together, and the second end of described medial side portion is stitched Being bonded to described jacket portions, described first end is relative with described second end.
5. article of footwear as claimed in claim 1, wherein (a) described second braid and described The perimeter region of the 3rd braid is connected to each other, and (b) described second braid and described The center of three braids is the most unconnected.
6. article of footwear as claimed in claim 1, wherein said vamp includes coating member, described Coating member (a) is between described heel region and described footwear forward region and (b) is at described footwear larynx Extending between district and described footwear sole construction, described knitting member is at least partially situated at described coating member In.
7. article of footwear as claimed in claim 6, wherein said coating member is fixed to described braiding Parts.
8. article of footwear as claimed in claim 6, wherein said knitting member is from described covering part Can be removed in part.
9. article of footwear as claimed in claim 6, wherein said coating member is not present in described footwear To expose the region being positioned in described Xie Hou district of described jacket portions in larynx district.
10. article of footwear as claimed in claim 9, wherein shoestring extends through described Xie Hou district also And extend between the relative sidepiece of described coating member.
11. article of footwear as claimed in claim 9, wherein said vamp includes: (a) extends through The multiple tension cotton ropes and (b) that cross the region between described Xie Hou district and described footwear sole construction are attached to Described tension cotton rope and repeat to extend through the shoestring in described Xie Hou district.
12. 1 kinds are used for the method manufacturing article of footwear, and described method includes:
By braided sheath and be positioned at described sheath and at least of the length along described sheath Two generally same layers extended that part extends, utilize circle to compile technique formation knitting member;And
Described knitting member is incorporated in the vamp of described article of footwear.
13. methods as claimed in claim 12, wherein utilize described circle compile technique step include by Described jacket-shaped becomes and has hollow structure.
14. methods as claimed in claim 12, wherein include the step that described knitting member is incorporated to A footwear forward region that described sheath is positioned to from described article of footwear by () extends to heel region, and (b) Said two is generally positioned to extend through with the floor extended the length in the Xie Hou district of described vamp At least some of.
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